9:00 am

Daylong Contemporary Music Festival for Pianists in Grades 7-12

 March 5 at the Silver Center for the Arts                                   

  • 9 a.m. A competition for grades 7-12 participants;
  • 11 a.m. A public lecture recital on music of the 21st century for two pianos, eight hands, performed by the PSU Piano Quartet;
  • 1:15 p.m. A seminar with Professor Jonathan Santore on careers in music;
  • 2 p.m. A master class for pre-college pianists with Professor Carleen Graff;
  • 3:15 p.m. A public concert by winners of the morning competition.

These festival events are free and open to the public.

8:30 am

A Big Bright Beautiful World

2016 Children's Arts Festival

Children in grades K–6 participate in this exciting event, which offers opportunities for children to learn different aspects of the arts—dance, theatre, fine arts—while at the same time experiencing the themes of the current production.

The day includes five fun-filled workshops, a behind-the-scenes look at The Shrek The Musical set, and a special performance.

  • Saturday, January 9, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Register online by clicking here or at the door the day of the festival. Contact Pam Irish at or (603) 535-2647 with any registration questions.

Nov ’15Dec

Learn-to-Skate & Beginner Hockey starts its next session on November 1. Lessons will be on Sunday nights from 5 to 6 p.m. and incude a Holiday Exhibition on December 13. Cost is only $80.

Adult-only lessons are Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
Synchro will start at 6 p.m after Learn-to-Skate.

Click here for more information on how to register or for applicable discounts.

Nov ’15Nov

Today and tomorrow

The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) is holding auditions for ensemble players in the 2016 production of “Shrek The Musical.” Performances will be held January 20-24 at the Silver Center for the Arts, under the direction of ETC Co-founder and artistic director Trish Lindberg. Auditions for ensemble parts in this popular musical will be held at The Silver Center for the Arts as follows:

Monday, November 2

3:30-5 p.m.: children ages 8-13 years

6-9:30 p.m.: high school and college students, and adults

Tuesday, November 3

5-7 p.m.: high school and college students, and adults

7-8:30 p.m.: Callbacks

Children in grades 3-8 will be auditioned in groups and do not need to prepare anything in advance or schedule an individual time.

High school and college students and adults must schedule an individual audition time by calling Brenda Gleich at (603) 535-2803, and should bring a piece of prepared music to sing for the audition.

Rehearsals begin on the afternoon of January 2 with an all-cast read through that evening.

Nov ’15
3:00 pm

Join us for Halloween Skate at the PSU Ice Arena on Sunday, November 1, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free for everyone who wears their costumes! For all those not embracing their witchy, ghoulish sides, admission is $12 for up to 4 people. Rental skates are $4.

Oct ’15
6:00 pm

Once again, Plymouth State will open its residence halls to community trick-or-treaters. The traditional halls will host games and activities in their lobby/lounge areas and will welcome children in the community from kindergarten through grade 5. There will be no door-to-door trick-or-treating. Pemi the Panther will be on hand to help us celebrate.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Residence halls

Sep ’15Oct

PSSA begins its fall Learn-to-Skate lessons on Sunday, September 13. All lessons will be on Sunday nights from 5 to 6 p.m.

There is an adults-only class at 5:30 p.m. for beginners, and Synchro at 6 p.m. for Basic 4 levels and above.

Cost is $80 for the six-week session. Multi-child and multi-session discounts available. Find more details here or call 535-2758.

Aug ’15Aug

Campers learn specialized techniques designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers, including hand-to-hand combat, rolling, simple falls, and sword techniques. All students will perform their class fight each day at the end of class. For children entering 5th, 6th, and 7th grades.

Click here to register.

Aug ’15
2:00 pm

Geppetto wants a son. Pinocchio wants to be a real boy. An evil Fox, a Carnival Boss, a hungry Whale, and a classic story about the value of telling the truth.

Click here for tickets.

Aug ’15
2:00 pm

Don’t be Grumpy, Doc! This Dopey story will make you so Happy, you’ll never be Bashful again! Or Sleepy! Or even Sneezy (achoo)!

Click here for tickets.